You can dance, you can jive, having the time of your life. ABBAMANIA - Celebrating 47 Years of ABBA Europe's leading Abba tribute, Abbamania, continue to entertain audiences with their outstanding vocals and musical performance live on stage. Abbamania's widely acclaimed tribute to Abba is a sensational two hour show featuring record breaking and timeless hits from Waterloo to Dancing Queen, Mamma Mia, Fernando and Chiquitita. All of which will have you dancing in the aisles. So dust off your platforms, put on your flares and come along and enjoy an unforgettable night with Abbamania.
Fri 20 Nov
Fri 21 May
Prices to be confirmed
Scottish songs, humour, stories and fun for all the family to enjoy. This must be one of the most genuine selections of heartfelt writing to enjoy this festival.
There is something available for everyone, whilst show casing old new and traditional songs and stories. This extravaganza of a show is both woven and entwined with fun, love and laughter.
Alex Hodgson returns to the Brunton from another successful tour of New Zealand to entertain on his home turf.
Sat 28 Aug
Two of Scotland’s most acclaimed traditional musicians.
Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham have become a national institution with their incomparable mastery of fiddle and accordion, bringing excellence in traditional music to venues across the country. Individually they pursue other ventures in performance, television and education. It is when they tour together that they truly shine with over quarter of a century of well-honed skills and hilarious banter delighting audiences everywhere.2020 sees Phil turn 60 and promises to be a year of much fun and celebration.
Sat 15 May
UK’s Top Phil Collins Tribute.
For over 30 years, Phil Collins has written a diverse range of songs that have defined generations.
And Finally…Phil Collins are credited as being the UK’s Top Phil Collins Tribute, fronted by singer Chris O'Connell who brings to the stage the charisma and characteristics of the man who fronted Genesis and has sold 150 million albums in his solo career.
This production delivers a two hour high energy show packed full of Phil’s solo hits including In The Air Tonight, Another Day In Paradise and Sussudio along with a sprinkling of Genesis hits for good measure. Featuring some of the country's top touring musicians, two drums kits and the esteemed And Finally Horns.
This is a great opportunity to come and celebrate with us the illustrious career of the one and only Phil Collins.
Finalists in National Tribute Awards 2019 in 'Best Band' - The only Phil Collins or Genesis show in any category!
Audience quotes: 'Fantastic night, thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!' 'Brilliant show. Fantastic musicians - Loved the humour and warmth from you all. Great choice of music' 'Thanks for a great night! We sang, we danced and we had great fun!'
Sat 4 Sep
Rock'n'roll West End-style show featuring tributes to the golden age of rock: Gene Vincent, Eddie Cochran, Billy Fury and Roy Orbison.
Fri 7 May
Scotland’s number 1 Michael Bublé tribute act, Michael Hastie, invites you to a night full of seductive songs and big band classics in a fabulous tribute to the Canadian Crooner and the era of swing. Classic hits such as Haven’t Met You Yet, Cry Me A River and Everything mean that this is one show that will leave you Feeling Good.
Add to this Michael’s smooth, sophisticated vocals, charismatic personality and a record-breaking big band and it will definitely be a night to remember.
Fri 27 Aug
Celebrating a decade of Big Girls Don’t Cry featuring The East Coast Boys
Step back in time, to the era of romance. Where gents were gents, and gals were gals! Come and experience the iconic sounds of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons authentically recreated by a phenomenal cast and live band.
During the sixties and seventies number one hits Sherry, December 1963 (Oh What a Night), Walk Like a Man, Rag Doll and Big Girls Don’t Cry helped propel the Four Seasons and Frankie Valli to super stardom.
After selling an incredible 100 million records worldwide, there’s a Four Seasons song that shares a special place in everyone’s heart. This internationally acclaimed show authentically revives the sublime harmonies of New Jersey’s finest. It showcases Frankie’s incredible falsettos, and features his solo hits like Grease, Let’s Hang On, Working My Way Back to You, Beggin’, I’ve Got You Under My Skin, and Who Loves You.
This is a tribute show and is no way affiliated with any original artists/estates/management companies or similar shows.
Sat 28 Aug
This award winning spectacular is one of Europe’s biggest and best loved productions of the Blues Brothers. The high octane, adrenaline pumping musical mash-up has jump started the legacy of Jake and Elwood for a new generation.
Sat 31 Oct
Thu 19 Aug
Cloudbusting have been championed by BBC One as one of the most authentic tributes in the world. Their passion for Kate’s music has won over sceptical fans everywhere, challenging perceptions of what a tribute band can be and resulting in sell out performances across the UK.
Running Up That Hill, Wuthering Heights, Hounds of Love, Babooshka, This Woman’s Work - Cloudbusting can’t wait to whip up a storm of love for Kate’s music at The Brunton. Accompanied by eye-popping visuals that highlight the drama of Kate’s music, a Cloudbusting concert is an event no Kate Bush fan will want to miss.
“If you missed seeing Kate herself, Cloudbusting are the next best thing!” Simon Mayo, BBC Radio 2
Approximate running time: 2 hours
Sat 21 Nov
Fri 23 Apr
This fabulous show is a celebration of the life and music of the Hollywood Legend, TV and recording artist Doris Day, featuring award winning singer Lynda Radford, the Day At Night Band and images and projection from her glittering career. Directed and staged by Roger Hannah, this nostalgic production includes twenty five unforgettable hits, including Secret Love, Sentimental Journey, Teacher’s Pet, Move Over Darling and Que Sera Sera.
Approximate running time: 1 hour 50 minutes
Sat 17 Oct
Celebration of the life and career of icon Doris Day, featuring 24 hits from her repertoire.
Fri 9 Oct
Prices to be confirmed
Original material and country classics from Irish country music’s golden boy. Irish country sensation Derek Ryan's road to stardom is set to continue with his biggest concert tour yet. Following on from the phenomenal success of his recent TEN tour, Derek Ryan returns to Scotland with a brand new concert tour, playing the hits that has cemented Derek as Ireland's biggest country singer-songwriter.
Derek and his fantastic band (now rated Ireland's leading country band) are back on the road to perform many of Derek's classic hits such as Hold On To Your Hat, It's Friday and God's Plan.
The Irish man is a multi-recipient of awards for his performances and song writing including the Sunday World accolade for 'Album of the Year' and 'Songwriter of the Year'. But Derek, being at the forefront of his new wave of young country stars, continues to remain ever loyal to his worldwide army of fans.
Thu 6 May
“Dougie MacLean is Scotland's pre-eminent singer-songwriter and a national musical treasure” (SingOut USA) who has developed a unique blend of lyrical, 'roots based' songwriting and instrumental composition. He is internationally renowned for his song Caledonia, music for 'Last of the Mohicans' and inspired performances.
His songs have been covered by Paolo Nutini, Amy MacDonald, Ronan Keating, MaryBlack, Frankie Miller, Cara Dillon, Kathy Mattea and many other top performers.
He has received two prestigious Tartan Clef Awards, a place in the Scottish Music Hall of Fame, a Lifetime Achievement Award from BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and an OBE.
Sat 14 Aug
Midlothian comedian Eric Davidson brings his unique style of humour to The Brunton. Over the last few years, Eric has been a regular at the Edinburgh Fringe and his uproarious Poetry and Musical Parody have had audiences spellbound with his clever satirical wordplay. Add to this, his hilarious anecdotes you are in for a wonderful evening’s entertainment.
Brought up in the former mining village of Newtongrange and now living in Pathhead, Eric enjoys success on the comedy and corporate circuit.
“Eric Davidson commands attention” Edinburgh Evening News
Approximate running time: 2 hours
Thu 24 Sep
Thu 4 Mar
Prices to be confirmed
Status Quo frontman Francis Rossi discusses his 50 year career in rock'n'roll.
Fri 19 Mar
£30; £40 VIP - Best seats in the house and merch bag which includes tour lanyard and photograph.; £75 SUPER VIP - includes a pre-show meet'n'greet…
Singalong shows for the entire family from performers Anya Scott-Rodgers, Gary Coupland and Kevin Macleod. Events in 2020 include Jungle Party and How to be a Superhero.
Sat 12 Sep
Sun 13 Sep
Irish folk legends perform timeless classics for a night of Irish music, songs and stories.
Thu 20 May
Sequel to smash hit I Will Survive – a night out for the girls with a retro soundtrack.
Sat 12 Dec
Tribute to Gladys Knight, featuring Hayley Ria Christian.
Fri 5 Mar
Celebrating the golden age of big band and swing. The Moonlight Serenade Orchestra musicians have credits ranging from 1920’s trad jazz, BBC Big Band, Jazz Funk and West End shows behind them. In Concert, in addition to Big Band numbers, there are solos spots from a number of our top notch musicians and fabulous renditions from our Star vocalists.
From playing under the wing of a Bomber at the American Air Museum to selling out their appearance at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the MSO UK always hits the right notes. The Moonlight Serenade Orchestra UK’s musicians happily state that they are the hardest swinging band in the UK but don’t take our word for it, come and see for yourselves!
Sat 21 Aug
NEWS ALERT……Janey Godley and her soup pot are on tour. “Frank Open the door” get ready!
So, tell all the Sandra’s, Big Frank and all the lassies fresh from Zumba to grab the soup pot and get ready for the “Queen of Scottish Comedy” coming to a town near you!
Live voice over’s and stand up like you’ve never seen before. Check out some hilarious patter from Big Tereeza in Torremolinos, Boris and his bawjaws and see Nicola up on the big screen with all the latest patter.
Hot from her recent appearance’s on BBC’s ‘Have I Got News for You’ and BBC Scotland’s ‘Breaking the News, Fringe Festival sell out and with over 20 years of performing award winning comedy around the world from Newcastle to New Zealand. Janey is excited to bring you her hilarious new show for 2020
With over 40 million hits online and regular sold out shows at Edinburgh and Glasgow Comedy Festivals, book early to avoid disappointment.
Come see the woman who Billy Connolly called “A f***ing great comedian”
www.janeygodley.com Twitter @janeygodley Facebook @JaneyGodley
“A stand-up so personal in approach I wouldn’t be surprised if she breast-fed the front row” Time Out
????? “The type of act you want to catch again and again, year after year.” (One4Review)
“The Glasgow comedy queen” The List
“The most outspoken female stand-up in Britain… The most ribald and refreshing comedy talent to have risen from the slums of Glasgow since Billy Connolly…" Daily Telegraph
Sat 10 Oct
Sun 21 Mar
The Jersey Beats celebrate the music of one of the greatest groups of all time, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.
Wed 24 Mar
Kris Drever is a Scottish folk singer songwriter
Kris has won multiple awards including an incredible 7 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, two shortlist nominations for Scottish Album of The Year (with his trio Lau) and much acclaim for his solo recordings and concerts including glowing reviews from The Herald, The Guardian, Mojo and Q Magazine.
His recent single Scapa Flow 1919 was nominated for Best Original Track by BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards whilst his (John Parish produced) album with Lau, "Midnight and Closedown" was released in 2019 by Reveal Records to wild acclaim including being chosen in The Best Albums of The Year feature by The Guardian.
Drever’s voice and guitar form a part of the backbone of today’s contemporary roots and folk scene. Hugely admired as a solo artist, collaborator, a phenomenal and prolific artist. Kris has collaborated with Cream’s Jack Bruce, Bela Fleck, Tinariwen, Joan As Police Woman, Jerry Douglas, Danny Thompson, Tim O’Brien, Sarah Jarosz, Shawn Colvin, Phil Cunningham, Rosanne Cash, Roddy Woomble, Eddi Reader, Adem, Kate Rusby, Julie Fowlis, Karine Polwart, Seckou Keita and many more. One of Scotland’s finest and most in demand musicians.
Fri 5 Mar
A stellar tribute show featuring the greatest hits of Lionel Richie.
Sat 20 Mar
Get ready to recreate the magical 70s and let us take you on a musical journey straight to the heart of Disco!
Relive some of the greatest songs of all time from Artists such as Donna Summer, Gloria Gaynor, Earth, Wind & Fire, Sister Sledge and Chic.
This show boasts a sensational live band, incredibly talented cast and stunning vocals. So, come dressed to impress as we celebrate the golden age of Disco! With songs such as Never Can Say Goodbye, On The Radio, Hot Stuff, Car Wash, Boogie Wonderland and many, many more! It’s the feel-good show of the year! Lose yourself with us and leave your troubles at home!
This is a tribute show and is in no way affiliated with any original artists/estates/management companies or similar shows. Promoter reserves the right to alter the programme.
Sat 13 Mar
A wonderful evening of acoustic blues, soul with a little humour added. Two great voices, two great reputations. Maggie Bell and Dave Kelly's on stage chemistry is immediately apparent. Although both coming originally out of blues / soul explosion of the late 1960s, their repertoire includes folk, rock, country, gospel as well a blues and soul.
Maggie Bell: Scotland's queen of soul, founder member of Stone The Crows and a successful solo artist. She was a resounding hit at the Led Zepplin reunion concert in 2008. Dave Kelly: London's slide guitar king, having recorded with Son House, Howlin Wolf, John Lee Hooker, Buddy Guy, Junior Wells and a founder member of The Blues Band.
Sat 13 Mar
Tribute to the sweet soul sounds of Motown starring the supremely-talented Magic of Motown band, with hits made famous by the Isley Brothers, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Martha Reeves and more.
Sat 5 Jun
Musselburgh Amateur Musical Association are delighted to be bringing the hit musical Chess to the Brunton stage in April 2020 for it’s (long overdue!) East Lothian premiere. Featuring the music of Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus (of ABBA fame) and lyrics from Tim Rice, this fantastic story is based around two chess Grandmasters and their fight over world titles and the love of a woman, and is truly one of the greats.
Hits from the show include Anthem, One Night in Bangkok and the chart topping I Know Him So Well, sung originally by Barbara Dickson and Elaine Paige, and with its mix of musical styles will have something that appeals to everyone.
(Please note – knowledge on how to play chess is not a requirement for enjoying this musical!)”
Thu 29 Oct
Fri 30 Oct
Sat 31 Oct
Celebrating the life and music of the legendary Matt Monro. The Matt Monro Story is an inpired and unforgettable show. A unique evening of music, warth and love, keeping the memory of his music alive.
From Born Free to Walk Away to Portrait of my Love be prepared to be transported in time by this tribute to one of Britain's most popular and endearing singers named "The Singer's Singer" by his peers.
The show is enhanced by audio visual and narration.
‘Matt Monro is one of the finest male vocalists in the singing business' - Frank Sinatra
The Music of the legend that is Matt Monro lives on
All tickets: £25
Fri 23 Oct
Sun 16 May
Money for Nothing was formed in 2000 as a tribute to one of the world’s premier rock bands – Dire Straits. The abundant energy and the excellence and musicality of their performance makes Money For Nothing a “must see” for any rock enthusiast or Dire Straits fan. Fronting the band is the brilliant guitarist and Mark Knopfler sound-alike Aled Williams. Behind him the line-up features top-class and experienced musicians that make this band a worthy tribute to Dire Straits. Aled and all the band have studied Dire Straits in great depth to re-create their tribute to be as close as possible to the real thing.
Featuring all the hits from their first ever single ‘Sultans of Swing’ to ‘Brothers in Arms‘, ‘Walk of Life’ and their last single released in 1992 ‘The Bug’ – also the legendary ‘Money For Nothing’ (ft Sting) which was the first ever video played on MTV. The band also include versions from ‘On the Night’ and ‘Live @ The BBC‘. The Money For Nothing stage show has been performed all over Britain and the world, at all types of venues & events – from music festivals, theatres, nightclubs and venues. 2010 saw them headline the main night on Europes Biggest Tribute Festival. The band have also had the pleasure of performing as show opener for the legendary Roy Wood on part of his Theatre Tour. Sept 2011 saw them take their show to India to perform at a sell-out concert where they headlined an event held at one of Bangalore’s largest Amphitheatres. Their special appearance was featured in the worlds largest selling English-language daily newspaper, The Times of India. Dire Straits are one of the best bands to ever come out of the UK, they have sold in excess of 120 million albums worldwide and were the UK’s first stadium rock band. Their best selling album Brothers in Arms was an international blockbuster selling over 30 million copies and becoming the fourth best selling album in UK chart history. Brothers In Arms was also the first ever CD single, and the first ever album to sell over one million copies on CD. Dire Straits also won numerous awards including, three Brit Awards, four Grammys and two MTV Music Video Awards, and in 2009 they were awarded the Music Heritage Award.
Fri 16 Oct
Thu 22 Apr
A show dedicated to celebrating these giants of the pop world. From humble beginnings to the dizzying heights of their successes the songwriting genius of Sedaka and Greenfield will go down in musical history as one of the most successful partnerships of all time. Packed full of hits such as Calendar Girl, Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen, Breaking Up Is Hard To Do, [Is This The Way To] Amarillo, Stupid Cupid and of course Oh! Carol, masterpieces made famous not only by Sedaka but also other well known performers like Connie Francis, Tony Christie and Tom Jones.
This talented cast and their phenomenal band take to the stage to bring you a show dedicated to celebrating these giants of the pop world.
Fri 13 Aug
Funny puppet show for kids.
Fri 23 Oct
Times & prices to be confirmed
The UK's authoritative Queen Concert Show performed live, in a two-hour rock spectacular!
Be part of the ultimate celebration of one of the biggest bands to have ever graced the stage - Queen. Radio Ga Ga recreateds the magic, fun and showmanship of the bands touring days, as they played to millions of people every year.
Join us as we take you on a journey through the decades, bringing you all 26 UK Top 10 hits and fan favourites, performed live with an electrifying band such as; Crazy Little Thing Called Love, I Want To Break Free, Somebody to Love, We Are The Champions, We Will Rock You and of course Bohemian Rhapsody.
Join us as we Rock You and show you We Are The Champions.
Radio Ga Ga; the show that is taking the country by storm.
This is a tribute show and is no way affiliated with any original artists/estates/management companies or similar shows.
Sat 17 Apr
The Brunton and the Lammermuir Festival Present The Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Weber: Overture to Der Freischütz Weber: Andante e Rondo ongarese Elgar: Romance Dvorak: Symphony no.8 David Hubbard - bassoon
A lovely evening of music delivered by Scotland’s national symphony orchestra. Principal bassoonist David performs Weber’s incredibly virtuosic Andante and Hungarian Rondo together with Elgar’s wistful and haunting Romance. The evening ends with Dvorak’s sunniest symphony evoking the beauty of Bohemia and ending with one of the most joyous of all movements.
Sat 30 Jan
Drop dead gorgeous, sassy and smart, Ruby Wax brings her new one-woman show to the stage.
Based on her number one best seller, “A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled.” She’s been honoured with the title of poster girl for mental illness; once crazy now less so, she gives a tour of the mind – how to use it, not lose it.
Ruby Wax if you don’t know is a much loved, U.S. born comedy-actor-writer of incredibly successful books and TV shows including script editor of “Absolutely Fabulous” and is a mental health campaigner.
This event is your passport to saner living and is a follow up to her previous sell out show and book, “Sane New World.”
By the way, she graduated from Oxford with a Masters in Mindfulness–based Cognitive Therapy (at a late stage) three years ago so she should know her stuff.
Thu 22 Oct
Swan Lake – The greatest of all romantic ballets Music by Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky
After the sell-out performances of Nutcracker last year, Russian National Ballet returns to the UK with the most famous Ballet of all time. Swan Lake is one of Tchaikovsky’s best works, featuring some of ballet’s most memorable music and breath-taking dance.
Swan Lake is a tale of two young women, Odette and Odilie, who resembles each other so strikingly one can easily be mistaken for the other.
It is the compelling legend of a tragic romance in which a princess, Odette, is turned into a swan by an evil curse. Prince Siegfried chances upon a flock of swans while out hunting. When one of the swans turns into a beautiful young woman he is instantly captivated – will his love prove strong enough to break the evil spell that she is under? Swan Lake is full of mystery and romance and has captured the imagination of generations over the years and it continues to attract worldwide audiences, young and old.
A wonderful evening out and memories which you will cherish long after the final curtain falls.
For more information, please go to www.russian-national-ballet.com
Sat 10 Oct
Atribute to Mick Hucknall and Simply Red, guaranteed to keep you singing and dancing all night! With more than thirty Top 40 singles and several of the best-selling albums of the last four decades to choose from, this world class seven piece band recreates every slick groove and perfect melody from Mick Hucknall’s remarkable global career in an unparalleled display of authenticity and style. The much loved songs include: Money’s Too Tight To Mention, Stars, If You Don’t Know Me By Now, Fairground, Something Got Me Started and many more!
Simply Re Red are winners of Official UK No.1 Best Newcomer at the National Tribute Music Awards 2019.
Approximate running time: 2 hours 20 minutes
Fri 12 Mar
Times to be confirmed
Stars of the most swingin' decade of them all perform their golden hits. Featuring Gerry & the Pacemakers, The Searchers, PJ Proby, The Fortunes and Brian Poole & Chip Hawkes.
Sat 14 Nov
Join lifelong friends Paul, Jane and Mark for an evening of fun, laughter and memories of the hit show.
Fri 26 Mar
£23.50; £41 VIP Tickets with meet and greet
The legendary record label that brought us Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins, Rufus Thomas and scores more, comes to life, live on stage. Musical visionary, Sam Phillips’ Memphis studio produced: That’s Alright Mama, Great Balls of Fire, I Walk the Line, Whole Lotta Shakin’, Bear Cat, Blue Suede Shoes, Good Rockin’ Tonight - hundreds of hits that would influence the world of music for generations to come. Rehearsed in an exact replica of the Sun Studios, featuring musical instruments of the era, starring a multi-talented cast of singers and musicians, experience the sound of Sun, in the official concert show that takes you back to the birthplace of rock’n'roll.
Sat 27 Mar
Gary Ryan from Stars in their Eyes pays tribute to Neil Diamond. Expect hits like 'Forever in Blue Jeans', 'America', 'Love on the Rocks and more.
Sat 29 May
Back by popular demand, Scottish Country legend Sydney Devine hits the road again. For fifty years Scottish country and western singer Sydney Devine has been entertaining audiences through television and on stage. Sydney has sold 15 million albums worldwide. The show will feature great favourites like Maggie, Tiny Bubbles, The Answer to Everything and many more! The one and only Sydney Devine sings the great old country standards in his inimitable fashion - slide guitars, bluesy beat, and yodelling tones.
Sat 12 Jun
World class seven-piece Eagles tribute band. Talon have risen from humble beginnings to become one of the most successful theatre touring shows in the UK and ‘The Legacy Tour 2020/21’ will once again feature the Eagles timeless back catalogue including Hotel California, Take It Easy, One Of These Nights, Take It To The Limit, Desperado, Lyin’ Eyes, Life In The Fast Lane and many more.
This world class seven-piece band are a phenomenon and have truly transcended the tag of ‘tribute’. They have become a brand name in their own right who are not only revered by their peers, respected by the music industry but dearly loved by their massive and expanding fan base that together have become a ‘family’.
The ability of Talon to evolve and go from strength to strength in delivering bigger and better shows year on year continues once again with what promises to be an EVENT…
“Talon perform the songs of the Eagles with reverence and super talent” - (Jack Tempchin - Eagles Hit Songwriter).
Fri 8 Oct
A Fun-packed Musical Journey Back to the Swinging Sixties! An all-star West End cast delivers a musical powerhouse of a show.
Return to a time when skirts got shorter and hair got longer as we revive the hits of The Beatles, Herman’s Hermits, Gerry and the Pacemakers, The Rolling Stones, Cilla Black, Manfred Mann, Dusty Springfield, Lulu, Sandy Shaw and many more.
Includes She Loves You, Glad All Over, You’re My World, Jumpin’ Jack Flash, Something Tells Me I’m In to Something Good, Shout, Ferry Cross the Mersey and so many more.
Thu 12 Aug
After 3 years of sell out theatre and stage performances, Spatz Showband’s new show is designed to bring back happy memories.
Enjoy an evening of pure nostalgia and fabulous musicianship featuring the hits of Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman; the iconic songs of Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Andy Williams, Gerry Rafferty, Billy Joel, Queen, the soaring guitar of Carlos Santos, Eric Clapton, the rock of classics of Chuck Berry and more.
This unique 9 piece band of bandleaders is full of solo performers who’s chemistry on stage is contagious – their obvious fun and enjoyment transmits and you will be swept along with a beaming smile and spirits lifted, as they take you on a remarkable journey down memory lane.
Sat 5 Jun
A meeting place for theatregoers travelling from Edinburgh and East Lothian, this friendly mid-sized Musselburgh venue provides a busy programme of visiting drama, dance, music, comedy, children’s theatre, film, workshops and musicals, as well as amateur and community productions. It also produces its own popular pantomime with a strong local flavour. All seats in the modern 300-capacity theatre have a clear, open view of the stage, making it comfortable for everyone and particularly well suited to children. The multi-million pound refurbishment of the main hall upstairs, which seats 500, hosts a variety of concerts including classical music, comedy and dance performances, as well as regular cinema screenings showing new releases, National Theatre Live and Royal Opera House live screenings. The hall, known as venue 1, is also available to hire. The organisation has close relationships with a number of performing arts organisations, not least the resident children's theatre company Catherine Wheels, which works internationally and with local schools. The spacious curved bar serves drinks before the show and during the interval, while the bistro serves snacks and lunches as well as more substantial pre-theatre suppers. Artwork around the theatre by Glasgow-based glass artist Deborah Campbell was created to replicate themes from the Musselburgh Fisherman’s Walk with fish, creels, seaweed and waves incorporated into the design. There is plentiful parking in the surrounding area.
Reviews & features
Play time: raising the curtain on experimental and traditional theatre23 Sep 2016
From the Royal Lyceum to Buzzcut Festival, Gareth K Vile looks at theatrical extremes in Edinburgh and Glasgow
Both Glasgow and Edinburgh have strong traditions of popular and experimental theatre. Although the major venues on both coasts of the central belt often collaborate, each of the cities have their own particular performance personality: Glasgow goes for…
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